Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, 2011

Alcohol-Related Laws and Avoidable Burden and Its Costs Due to Motor Vehicle Collisions in Canada
Despite the important decreases in the past two decades in the levels of impaired driving and alcohol-attributable motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) in Canada, drunk driving remains a serious problem, especially among young drivers (Traffic Injury Research...
Book Review Essay: Intoxicating Culture
Culture on Drugs: Narco-Cultural Studies of High Modernity by Dave Boothroyd, (New York: Manchester University Press, 2007), 240 pp., $26.00.Drugs and Popular Culture: Drugs, Media and Identity in Contemporary Society by Paul Manning (Ed.), (Portland,...
Deep Entanglements: The Complexities of Disengaging from Injecting Drug Use for Young Mothers
Concern about the impact of their drug use on their children has been found to be a major motivator for women to reduce or stop their drug use (Tobin, 2005; Klee, 2002b; Powis, Gossop, Bury, Payne, & Griffiths, 2000; Copeland, 1998, Daley; Argeriou,...
Effect and Process Evaluation of a Norwegian Community Prevention Project Targeting Alcohol Use and Related Harm
Great expectations, high ambitions and overwhelming enthusiasm were conveyed when the Norwegian health authorities launched a community prevention project in 2004. According to the Norwegian government, the communities selected to participate in this...
How Do Researchers Categorize Drugs, and How Do Drug Users Categorize Them?
Although there has been much important research on many aspects of drug use, surprisingly little consensus exists among researchers on how to categorize, and thus how to measure the use of, drugs. Tobacco and alcohol are commonly measured separately...
Public Opinion and Local Government Alcohol Policy: A Study of Seven New Zealand Communities
Public opinion is central to democratic theory, which suggests that politicians respond to public will in order to gain and/or maintain political power (Burstein, 1998). Kingdon (1984) postulates that the "national mood" influences whether or not issues...
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